Travel to the FPGA 2019 Venue

Travel to the FPGA 2019 Venue

Passports and Visas

ALL travelers need a passport to enter the USA, including Canadians and Americans.
Many people living outside of the USA also need a visa for entry issued by the USA embassy. Please check whether you need a visa to enter the USA and arrange it as soon as possible because it may take a significant amount of time to get.
To obtain a letter for a visa application, contact ACM headquarters at Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:
  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Your current postal mailing address, fax number, or email
  • Specify that the name of the conference you are attending is "FPGA 2019"
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the "sole author" or a "co-author"
  • Authors should indicate their paper/poster title
  • Attendees who are not authors should also include a registration confirmation number.
Further information is available here:

If you need other documentation that ACM cannot help with, you may contact
All travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must have an approved Travel Authorization which must be completed before taking their flight to the USA. Please see the ESTA Travel Authorization Application web page:

Airports, Map, and Directions

Map & directions from nearby airports

• International travelers: San Francisco Airport (SFO) is a leisurely 2.0hr drive. (Driving directions from SFO)

• Domestic travelers: San Jose Airport (SJC) is a leisurely 1.5hr drive. (Driving directions from SJC)

Monterey Airport (MRY) has connecting flights to several major US cities (SFO, LAX, DEN, PHX, LAS, SLC) and is less than 10 minutes from the conference hotel (taxis available).

• You can rent a car and drive from SFO/SJC, or you can search the web to find shuttle bus operators that service Monterey from SFO/SJC. Monterey is a popular tourism destination, so there are plenty of options. A few of the options are listed at




A limited number of travel grants are available for the FPGA'19 participants. Priority is given to those who need the grant the most. Other factors such as whether the applicant is a student, is a presenter, or belongs to under-represented groups will also be considered.

It is important to keep all your receipts, as ACM will require them for reimbursement. The application deadline is Feb 17, 2019. The application form is here.


The Monterey Peninsula is famous for its many attractions and recreational activities, such as John Steinbeck's famous Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Additional information about Monterey and the surrounding area can be found at the following sites: